Judgement Day


Judgement Day

by Josie Jaffrey

5 out of 5

Synopsis
Vampires don't get happily ever afters.

Jack Valentine finally has her shit together. She has a great job, great friends (well, one at least) and a girlfriend whom she loves, even if she can't work up the courage to tell her that yet. Unfortunately, she also has an archnemesis who's about to punish her crimes in the worst possible way: by making her spend time with him.

Which she could cope with, maybe, if she didn't have problems at work as well. When the body of a human judge is found in a locked library, there's no denying that she was murdered by one of the Silver – by a vampire – and the evidence points worryingly close to home. If that wasn't bad enough, some of Jack's least favourite people are opening a new blood bar in Oxford with questionable motives. For Jack and her team, it's becoming increasingly hard to separate allies from enemies.

With conspiracies on every side, the simmering tensions in Silver society are about to come to a head. As usual, Jack intends to be right in the middle of it. She does like it when things get messy.

Judgement Day is the second book in Josie Jaffrey’s Seekers series, an urban fantasy series set in Oxford, England.

Review
Jacqueline “Jack” Valentine has been a Silver (vampire) for twenty years. She’s still new to this world, but she is an effective Seeker (paranormal police and tidy-upper of human messes). Her astute observations and unwillingness to let things slide means that she has come to the attention of several powerful members of the Silver community. Judgement Day is the second book in the Seekers series by Josie Jaffrey. Jack is back with another case of a human killed by an unknown vampire. There is further evidence of something bigger at play. The victim is the human descendent of Jack’s captain, and the more they look into the murder, the more questions arise about what is really going on.

I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment. Jack has a bad habit of acting before she thinks, but she always has the best intentions. Likewise, she tends to express all of her feelings with actions rather than words and it was really sweet to watch her relationship with Tabitha evolve. Drake isn’t ready to let her go though, and he runs interference at every opportunity. Only, Jack continues to be purposefully ignorant about their connection. This is another strong paranormal investigative story, but there is so much more going on behind the scenes. Jack is still a young Silver and, based in Oxford, they have their own little community. The shadow of the Solis Invicti and the leaders of the Silver is looming closer. You get a definite feeling that things are ready to explode at any moment, and Jack’s sense of who she is and those she trusts is about to change. Judgement Day was so much fun, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series by Josie Jaffrey!




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